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Featured Brand – Thorne Research

ThorneResearchSusan Brown Health and Wellness Editor



For well over three decades, Thorne Research has been dedicated to providing innovative, research-based, high quality nutritional supplements designed for enhanced wellbeing. With a commitment to integrity, Thorne Research’s mission remains to deliver responsible wellness solutions to improve the health outcomes of people around the globe. Thorne Research ensures exceptional quality and manufacturing excellence of all their products based on stringent specifications and purity standards, verification and advanced technology testing of all raw ingredients and full compliance with FDA regulated current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs). Additional certifications include NSF International, NSF Certified for Sport®, USDA Organic and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of the Government of Australia.

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In cooperation with prestigious medical groups and research institutes including the Mayo Clinic, Emory University, MD Anderson, and the Universities of Arizona and North Carolina, Thorne Research conducts clinical research and randomized controlled clinical trials utilizing pharmaceutical-based models to study and investigate the physiological effects of a variety of nutritional supplements. Their ongoing, unwavering and diligent commitment to quality control, purity, efficacy, and verification of label claims demonstrates that Thorne Research’s dedication to improving patient wellness is much more than just a mission statement.

Based on customer reviews, here are some of our customers’ highly rated favorite products from Thorne Research:

Basic B Complex (B104)Basic B Complex – This optimally balanced active B complex provides bioavailable forms of 8 synergistic essential B vitamins in support of cellular energy production, healthy red blood cell formation and healthy neurological function. Gluten, soy and dairy free, Non-GMO vegan formula.


Meriva-SR Curcumin Phytosome (SF775)Meriva-SR Curcumin Phytosome – This potent antioxidant complex provides highly bioavailable curcumin and phosphatidylcholine in a unique, patented time-release formula. Meriva-SR helps to maintain a normal inflammatory response, provides support for joint and cardiovascular health and aids in hepatic detoxification. Gluten and dairy free, Non-GMO vegetarian formula. Contains soy.


Basic Prenatal (VMP)Basic Prenatal (VMP) – This high potency complex provides bioactive vitamins and minerals in a comprehensive and highly absorbable formula for the optimal health and nutrition of mother and baby. Formulated for superior utilization with specific nutrients that may aid in alleviating morning sickness common during the first trimester. Gluten, soy and dairy free, Non-GMO vegetarian formula. No artificial ingredients, flavoring or coloring.


SPECIAL EDITION: Not All Supplements Are Created Equal

created_equalIn the news this week came the accusation that some companies are producing, mislabeling and selling fraudulent herbal supplements.  This type of exposure might make someone doubt the ingredient quality, efficacy, label claims and legitimacy of all supplements and reaffirms the need to ensure that the products you use are developed and manufactured according to the highest standards. 

Professional Supplement Center is here to reassure you that we carry products from top of the line manufacturers who are committed to improving health and are recognized worldwide for their excellence in purity, consistency, legitimacy and quality in manufacturing.

Quality suppliers manufacture products based on unbiased scientific research and clinical support.  They work closely with healthcare professionals to provide effective nutritional solutions and are leaders in nutritional research, product development and innovation. They are dedicated to producing supplements of superior quality and integrity with the highest degree of safety. 

Adherence to cGMP regulations assures the identity, strength, quality and purity of products for safe and effective use.  Professional Supplement Center offers these and many other high-end, scientifically based product lines manufactured to the highest standards in FDA compliant, cGMP certified facilities:

  • Pure Encapsulations utilizes an extensive product testing program that involves verifications of label claims, potency and purity.
  • Metagenics verifies ingredient safety, identity, purity and quality at multiple steps for reliable and effective use.
  • Integrative Therapeutics tests all their ingredients and products in an on-site state-of-the-art analytical laboratory to ensure the highest quality standards, such as identity, safety, potency and bioavailability, are met.
  • Thorne Research manufactures innovative, hypoallergenic supplements formulated with highly absorbable, pure quality, effective ingredients with no added fillers or lubricants to ensure the best possible benefits. 
  • Apex Energetics provides high quality, performance-based, effective nutritional formulas developed with scientific insight, clinical knowledge and the latest research.   
  • Ortho Molecular partners with health care providers to formulate products according to proven science and uncompromising standards of superior raw ingredients. 
  • Douglas Laboratories, as a forerunner in nutritional health, researches, develops and manufactures superior quality, science-based products to support the improvement and maintenance of health and wellness.

Although the FDA does not require supplement manufacturers to obtain approval before marketing and distributing its products, top manufacturers ensure their products are safe, that no false or misleading claims are made and that products comply with the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act regulations.  Their goal is to produce highly absorbable nutrients that the body has the greatest chance of using to promote optimal health.
Manufacturers that are producing high end, pharmaceutical grade products adhere to strict quality controls, source premium raw materials and require their suppliers to meet rigorous testing by independent labs.

The quality of dietary supplements can be measured by:

  • Authenticity: The ingredients listed on the label must match the ingredients in the product.
  • Potency: The product will contain the labeled level of every key active ingredient throughout its shelf-life.    
  • Purity: The product does not contain unlisted additives, contaminants or fillers. 

AskTheNurseBy supplementing our diets with great quality vitamins and supplements, we can provide our bodies with complex nutrients often missing from our modern diets.  These nutrients should be delivered in an easily absorbed and complete form that our bodies can recognize and utilize efficiently.  The most important link between professional strength supplements and consumers is the presence and guidance of a qualified healthcare professional.  At Professional Supplement Center,  you can speak with our registered nurse or licensed pharmacist who will answer all your questions and assist you in selecting  products to optimize your health.

Featured Brand – Thorne Research

Thorne_ResearchSusanBiconBy Susan Brown
Health & Wellness Editor

In 2014, Thorne Research celebrated its 30 year commitment to deliver the highest quality, innovative, science-backed nutritional supplements designed to enhance health and wellbeing.   Throughout three decades, Thorne Research has continually evolved to develop comprehensive and hypoallergenic solutions for improved wellness and life quality. Thorne’s success is based on their uncompromising ability to provide the best quality nutrients in their purest form in order to ensure the greatest possible benefit. Thorne continues to set industry standards for quality as they strive to aid patients on their journey toward optimal health.

In order to utilize truly pure raw materials, Thorne developed unique manufacturing methods that allow for safe use of their supplements for all, including those who may be extremely allergic, chemically sensitive or immune-compromised. Raw materials are tested for identity and purity before use and during manufacture in their in-house, state-of-the-art laboratory. All finished products are tested for efficacy and absorbability and never contain excipients, lubricants, or GMO ingredients.  

As always, our customers know best. Based on customer reviews, here are some of their well regarded and highly rated products:

Choleast (Red Yeast Rice)
Choleast (Red Yeast Rice) – This red yeast rice and CoQ10 complex contains only naturally occurring ingredients such as phytosterols, isoflavones and trace minerals in support of maintaining cardiovascular health and healthy cholesterol levels. Gluten and lactose free, Non-GMO, vegetarian formula.
Meriva-SR Curcumin Phytosome (SF775)Meriva-SR Curcumin Phytosome (SF775) – This unique and highly bioavailable formula includes curcumin phytosome along with a phosphatidylcholine complex to provide potent antioxidants in a patented time-release formula. This product aids in maintaining a healthy inflammatory response and supplies support for joint and cardiovascular health. Gluten and lactose free, Non-GMO, vegetarian formula.  
D-5000 (D138)
 D-5000 (D138) – One capsule provides 5,000 IU of pure vitamin D3 in support of adequate vitamin D levels and cardiovascular, immune and bone health. Gluten, soy and dairy free, Non-GMO vegetarian formula.
Basic B Complex (B104)
 Basic B Complex (B104) – This enhanced, bioavailable B complex contains eight water-soluble active compounds in support of an optimal balance of essential B vitamins. This synergistic formula supports cellular energy production, healthy red blood cell formation and healthy neurological function. Gluten, soy and dairy free, Non-GMO vegetarian formula.